Select about 10 tasks from the weekly plan to create a daily To Do List. This includes items from your calendar, repeating tasks, action steps for goals and projects, and time for personal development.
- Set priorities with the ABC method, time management matrix, or Return on Investment (cost/benefit analysis).
- Don’t get sidetracked by time wasters.
- Add incoming tasks into the system.
- Plan for tomorrow at the end of the day.
Low tech: Set of a weekly planning form plus five daily planning forms (pdf)
High tech: I am now using a combination of Google Tasks (for repeating tasks) plus GTasks and Google Tasks Taskary which combine more lists and Google Calendar nicely) I can add tasks in Google Calendar when I’m at my computer, or in Taskary with my tablet. See Also Android Apps for Productivity. More possibilities at Solutions Watch.
Combination: I send myself an email of my to do list from Taskary to print out as part of the weekly review process. I keep it in a leather index card holder inside a cut-down plastic project file to protect it. Blank index cards to capture notes are in the back pocket of the holder.